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The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Nurture Resilience in Patients of All Ages and in Ourselves

6.00 CE Hours Available

Dr. Brooks will describe different theories ofmindset, especially those that provide guideposts for developing and implementing therapeutic strategies for reinforcing a “resilient mindset,” empathy, selfdignity, responsibility, caring, and resilience in our patients. He will highlight a theory of motivation to guide our therapeutic efforts. These intervention strategies can be applied to patients of all ages in different settings including outpatient therapy, schools, homes, inpatient and residential programs, and the workplace. Many case examples will be used.

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Objectives - Participants will be able to describe:
· Theories of mindset that contribute to a strength-based approach
· The lifelong impact of a “charismatic adult”
· Exercises to promote empathy
 The importance of “preparing” patients for our messages
· A theory of intrinsic motivation
· The components of a “resilient mindset”
· Strategies for nurturing a “resilient mindset” in ourselves and our patients


Connecting the dots backwards
· A discussion of different theories of mindsets
· Mindsets that focus on positive emotions and purpose
· The concept of resilience: changes in my perspective
The lifelong impact of one person: Segal’s notion of a “charismatic adult”
· The therapist as a charismatic adult
· The essential quality of empathy; exercises to promote empathy
The mindset and strategies of effective clinicians
· Empathic communication and “preparing” patients to hear our messages
· The roots of “resistance” and understanding “avoidance motivation”
· What theory of motivation guides your work?
· A framework for intrinsic motivation
Strategies for nurturing a resilient mindset in ourselves and our patients
· Personal control, problem-solving skills, preparing for obstacles, “contributory activities,” and gratitude